The National Environmental Licensing Agency (ANLA) is working to improve its internal processes and the monitoring of projects under its supervision. The entity announced training in the latest technology tools.
The Colombian Association of Petroleum Engineers (ACIPET) is implementing a communication strategy for the oil sector and its projects around the country. The association gave details on the number of information workshops held this year.
Inhabitants of the Mercaderes municipality (Cauca) arranged a popular consultation themselves, to decide on the future of the industry in their territories.
Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) activated its contingency plan in the municipality of Cubará (Boyacá), after receiving reports of an oil spill in a local water source. The development of these and more stories in our periodic Eco summary.
The possibility of implementing unconventional techniques such as fracking has generated much discussion and speculation in the country. Rodrigo Suarez, Director of the National Environmental Licensing Agency (ANLA), spoke on this subject and rumors about possible licensing procedures to allow this technique.